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Thread: our nubbin buck

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    our nubbin buck

    he is one of the twins we watched grow up this past spring.we feed them just so we can watch them and get pics like this.they are awesome creatures.most of the time when they come in to feed it is just about dark and I can not get a good shot.that is mommy's feet behind him
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    We have several deer that graze with our horses.....always fun to watch.

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    OH, so lovely.
    we recently had a friendly neighborhood Elk shot by a policeman, who then called his buddy with a truck and a camera to take his pic with the antler spread. I think he's about to be fired. he never told his supervisor about shooting his weapon. sometimes men can be so stupid.

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    That is so neat. We have no wild animals to watch, except the squirrals, and birds.

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    That is lovely. Nature is so special.

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    Nature is so beautiful!

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    Hope that your garden is well protected, since they are used to eating at your house! Isn't it wonderful to be visited by nature? We love seeing the deer, sand hill cranes and turkeys in our back yard.
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    After living in the San Juaquin Valley (no deer), we moved to the Sierra Nevada's near Yosemite. We have deer! Sometimes large groups 6-16. I can watch them for 30 min or more. There's a small landscaped area around the house and I'm learning what's on the "deer proof" list. But somehow, the deer haven't read the list. Love my plants and love the deer.

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    They are lovely to watch, but I thought you could not feed deer in Wisconsin. If I remember correctly several years ago while we were still in Wisconsin they banned deer feeding due to chronic wasting disease. Fines for that aren't cheap either!

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    We have deer in our suburban neighborhood, that leave the nearby golf course and feed on all of my plants I have in my front yard. They even walk right through our front yard and down our busy street in broad daylight while we are standing right there! They ravaged all the blossoms off of my petunias and impatients, and most of all, my sweet potato vines! They even jump the fence in our yard and destroy those gardens too. Deer repellant doesnt work either! Guess I have to stick with begonias only, since they are the only plants they didn't eat! I love dear, but after three years of this, I'm getting frustrated.

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    We have a herd of 8-10 does who visit the barn, graze in the pasture, every late afternoon, the horses love to watch them!
    10-9-10 I did manage to hit my first deer ever, a 200lb. 10 point buck, going 55 down a highway in the dark, needless to say, I had to call the sheriff's office, the poor boy had to be euthanized. The Deputy was shaking his head, as he asked me "If I knew how long he had been looking for one of these? and I go and find it in the middle of a highway'. I told him "I much rather he had found him"
    I was being rather proud of myself, living in Iowa, in the country, all these years and never hitting a deer.
    I love wildlife(excludes:ticks, mosquitos, no-see-ums, and snakes) and nature and the out-of -doors, yet have zero desire to go camping. Go figure.

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    We definitely have a deer problem here too. If you water with blood meal in the spring, they are kept away for the whole of the summer. Good luck.

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    Try stringing taut VCR tapes around the perimeter of the fence. ME News says that the tapes hum in the breeze and that keeps the deer away. Don't know about that as deer are not a problem with me.

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    we do not want to keep them away-just out of the garden.we enjoy watching them year after year.we do put ribbons around the garden and they help a lot.
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    One trick I have heard to keep deer from plants, bushes etc, is to run fishing line on posts chest high to the deer, they cannot see it but works to keep them away since they do not know what is stoping them. A friend of a friend used it on newly planted trees and bushes in OR and it worked. It was his 3rd time of planing trees and was determined to beat the deer at their game.

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